Gazprom’s Amur gas processing plant 67.1% complete

Oct. 29, 2020
Gazprom’s 42-billion cu m/year Amur gas processing plant is 67.1% complete, the company said. Construction, startup, and commissioning continues at its first two production trains.

Gazprom’s 42-billion cu m/year (bcmy) Amur gas processing plant is 67.1% complete, the company said. Construction, startup, and commissioning continues at its first two production trains. Installation of gas separation equipment has been completed at the third and fourth production trains. At the fifth and sixth trains, the assembly of pipe racks and the installation of process equipment have started.

The Amur processing plant is part of Gazprom’s expansion of production capacity at its 1.2-trillion cu m (tcm) Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia, eastern Russia. By end-2020 the company plans to have brought onstream 103 gas wells, a gas pre-treatment unit (GPTU-2), and a membrane unit for helium concentrate extraction. A capacity increase will also have been completed at its operating comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU-3), which feeds gas into the 38-bcmy Power of Siberia gas pipeline.

Gazprom is conducting predevelopment of the 2.7-tcm Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk Region. Production drilling is taking place and filling works have begun for the construction of the first CGTU (OGJ Online, Sept. 21, 2020).

Construction and installation works are nearing completion at the Ivan Moskvitin compressor station on Power of Siberia. Preparatory activities are ongoing at the section of the pipeline route from Kovyktinskoye field to Chayandinskoye field.

Gazprom is further expanding the Sakhalin–Khabarovsk–Vladivostok gas pipeline at the section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk. More than half of its 237 km has been welded to date.

In the Nadym-Pur-Taz region, Gazprom says it is close to completing its integrated project for liquid hydrocarbon transportation, including the Urengoy–Pur-Pe oil and condensate pipeline, a connecting condensate pipeline, the Urengoyskaya oil pumping station, and a condensate stabilization unit. The project will transport condensate extracted from Achimov deposits of Urengoyskoye field.

The company continues to develop its Yamal gas production center, expecting to have hooked up 52 gas wells at Bovanenkovskoye field by yearend. At Kharasaveyskoye field, production wells are being drilled, and a connecting gas pipeline stretching to Bovanenkovskoye is being welded and laid.

The northern gas transmission corridor is also expanding, including new gas transmission lines from Gryazovets to the under-construction Slavyanskaya compressor station (CS).

Near the settlement of Ust-Luga, site clearing for development of an integrated complex for natural gas processing and liquefaction is progressing. Work also is under way on the construction of the LNG production, storage, and shipment complex near the Portovaya CS.